Clinicians often have extensive experience treating individuals with chronic psychotic disorders, but usually have very limited experience with treating individuals with first episode psychosis. This presentation focuses on how first episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorder are similar and also differ from the multi-episode versions of these disorders. Topics reviewed include the results of research studies of individuals with first episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and the clinical implications of the findings.
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- Describe the major findings from first episode treatment studies about symptom outcomes.
- Describe the major findings from first episode treatment studies about side effects of medication treatment.
- Identify the major health risks for individuals with schizophrenia and discuss the recommended guidelines for minimizing these risks.
Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: July 11, 2019
Program End Date: July 11, 2020
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Delbert Robinson, MD, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health. Disclosure: Consultant - Otsuka, Innovative Science Solutions, Costello Medical, Janssen, Neurocrine, Lundbeck, US WorldMeds, Neuronix, Health Analytics.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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